RAFT Activity Kit: Static Merry-go-Round

Friday, November 11, 2011

Chevron gives away RAFT Freaky Fractals Activity Kits to enthusiastic kids at the Bay Area Science festival

At the Discovery Days of the Bay Area Science festival held over the last couple of weeks, Chevron, demonstrated and gave away hundreds of hands-on RAFT Activity Kits to a wide variety of eager young students. One of the events was at the Cal State East Bay campus in Hayward.

This successful event provided students and teachers with clever hands-on, solid STEM learning, by discovering the fun creative techniques that make learning really meaningful!

Over 1,500 young people visited the Chevron tent where they got to learn about self-similar patterns in nature while making their own amazing fractal patterns with paint and CD cases from the RAFT Freaky Fractals Activity Kit!

The tent was continually packed with enthusiastic kids eager to make these fractal designs and they left with a variety of RAFT Activity Kits that cleverly illustrate STEM concepts from why our eyes see color (Black And White makes Color Activity Kit), how light separates into color spectrums (The Colors of Light), to how sound is made and changes in pitch (Glove-a-Phone Activity Kit, Buzz Off Activity Kit, Tongue Depressor Harmonica Activity Kit) and more!

Young participants placed their colorful painted fractals along a nearby creek bed to dry in the warm sun before taking them home --- creating a truly awesome effect for all to see!

By Jeanne Lazzarini, RAFT Math Education Activity Developer

2 comments:

  1. Speaking of Freaky Fractals...I did it with kinder's and the first time, I did not slide the top cover appropiately. I should have turned it inside out, and then slide it.

    Great fractals...we had so much fun the second time around, and special thanks to Diane and Dee...(scientist at SGS, Menlo Park, Ca xoxoTerexo

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  2. Thanks for your comments Terehiker...we love Freaky Fractals too :)...you can always contact our education team at RAFT for more tips on Freaky Fractals...www.raft.net

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